Use These Tools To Help Computer Users With Special Needs and Disabilities

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 55

Technology & Learning profiles leading sources of computer software and hardware that are designed to assist special-needs learners and persons with disabilities who use computers and technology in the classroom. While many schools have installed some software solutions, there are other assistive technologies, including hardware applications, that are available to schools. Some of them are:

Closed Captioning Systems, which add closed captioning to video tape collections.

Alternative Input Devices, which let users manipulate the cursor and type without using a mouse or keyboard.

Touch Screens, which let students move the cursor and select items by touching the monitor.

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